OHS Due Diligence: Essentials of Taking Reasonable Care as a Manager/Supervisor
Date: November 8th, 2017
Speaker: Jeremy Warning, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP
Enforcement of OHS requirements against individuals continues to escalate nationally – with OHS prosecutors charging supervisors and managers often and increasingly seeking jail and significant fines for those convicted.
Corporations are frequently held to account directly as a result of the actions or failures of supervision and management.
This detailed seminar, delivered by a former OHS prosecutor, is intended to assist supervisors and managers in understanding their legal obligations and due diligence expectations. There will be practical commentary on and scenarios to illustrate due diligence challenges and best practices.
Topics addressed in this session will include:
- The current Canadian OHS enforcement environment;
- Why prosecutors charge supervisors and managers – and how to minimize this risk;
- Who is a supervisor for OHS purposes?;
- Understanding supervisory due diligence and all reasonable care; and
- Properly documenting due diligence – before incidents occur.